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51 years ago today...

On March 27, 1964, at 5:35 pm,residents of Alaska were heading home from work, making dinner for their families, getting ready to attend services (it was Good Friday).  283 more words

“Keep Looking!” - Patience is the Key to a Trophy Brown Bear

My fascination with the giant brown bears of Alaska started when I was about 12 or 13 years old. While looking through a big game record book, It amazed me that eight out of the top ten Coastal brown bears listed, including the world record, came from Kodiak 1,603 more words

Guns & Hunting

Probably just a passing fad.

In 1964, the Alaskan king crab industry was just taking off. Monsters like this guy were not rare. Working the cannery line was miserable, and made for a long, long day. 38 more words

An anniversary

The anniversary of the 1964 Good Friday Quake is coming up. On March 27th, it will have been 51 years. That’s a lifetime really, but the scars from the destruction are still visible throughout Alaska. 21 more words


Good night my home

As I lie here in bed writing this, I realize again that this is the last time I will sleep in my home. Actually, after tomorrow it won’t even be my home anymore. 179 more words


Bears - be cautious when photographing

I really do like photographing bears. I have been fortunate enough to photograph them in the wild and in captivity.  I do have to say, for safety sake, that photographing them in captivity is sometimes choice. 272 more words